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Strong winds and heavy rain forecast for Sunday as warnings are issued

Weather warning Photo: ITV Anglia

Two warnings have been issued for Sunday for strong winds and heavy rain

RAIN WARNING

Valid: 06:00 Sun 23rd and 23:59 Sun 23rd

A spell of persistent and at times heavy rain is likely on Sunday.

What to expect

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making for difficult driving conditions and longer journey times
  • Bus and train services probably affected with some journey times taking longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible
An area of low pressure will push across the south of the UK bringing strong winds and wet weather for much of England. Credit: ITV Anglia

During Sunday there is the potential for a developing weather system to track across southern UK, which is likely to bring a swathe of persistent and at times heavy rain, as well the potential for strong winds. Whilst there remains some uncertainty in the precise track and intensity of the system, and thus the location of the heaviest, most persistent rainfall, many places could see 20-30mm, with up to 50mm possible in some isolated spots. With strong winds also forecast in places, and recent heavy rain, drains and culverts blocked by debris could mean impacts in places which would not normally be affected by these rainfall amounts.

– Met Office Chief Forecaster

WIND WARNING

Valid: 09:00 Sun 23rd and 23:59 Sun 23rd

Potential for another very windy spell across parts of the UK through Sunday

What to expect

  • There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
  • There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches
  • There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Strong, gusty winds are expected to develop towards the Liverpool Bay area later this morning, with these spreading eastwards across England during the afternoon. These winds will be accompanied by heavy showers and thunderstorms. Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected quite widely with isolated gusts of 55-60 mph possible near the heaviest showers. Hail is also likely. Winds will ease from the west through the afternoon.

– Met Office Chief Forecaster